SECI Tender For 1.68 GW DC Solar Modules

Domestically Manufactured Cells & Modules Required For CPSU Scheme Tranche III Projects

SECI Tender For 1.68 GW DC Solar Modules

SECI’s call for domestically manufactured solar modules specifies that the manufacturers need to be listed in the ALMM. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: anatoliy_gleb/Shutterstock.com)

  • SECI has launched a tender to procure 1.68 GW of domestically manufactured solar modules made with locally produced cells
  • These will be deployed in projects located across the country with delivery duration of between July 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024
  • Divided into 4 packages of 420 MW DC each, a single bidder can offer bids for 1 or a maximum of 2 packages

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a call to source solar PV modules worth 1.68 GW DC capacity, excluding mandatory spares, manufactured domestically using locally produced solar PV cells by manufacturers listed in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM).

Interested suppliers can quote for and stand to win a single or a maximum of 2 packages out of 4, of 420 MW DC each. They can quote only in the multiples of 420 MW DC each, meaning a maximum of up to 840 MW DC.

Eligible bidders can either have an existing and under production minimum manufacturing facility of 560 MW DC per annum if they want to bid only for 420 MW DC. If they wish to offer 840 MW DC modules, then their production capacity should be at least 1.12 GW annually.

Similar annual capacity conditions apply for those manufacturers whose facilities are under pipeline or under construction.

Winners will be required to supply modules between July 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024.

SECI said it may increase or decrease the quoted PV module capacity by around 10% while placing final order, without changing the price or terms and conditions of the contract to be signed with winners. Site details will be shared at the time of dispatch, however SECI added that the products will be used for locations across India for projects under the federal government’s CPSU Scheme Tranche III.

Launched on June 29, 2022, the tender specifies July 29, 2022 as the last date to submit bids, both via offline and online modes. The same day bids will be opened.

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